Event Details

Join us to help brainstorm a new vision for the Democratic Party in 2018 and beyond!

Speakers Include:


Karen Finney
Fellow, Harvard's Institute of Politics
fmr Strategic Communications Adviser, Hillary For America
fmr Host, MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney"
fmr Director of Communications, Democratic National Committee

Emily Tisch Sussman
Campaign Director
Center For American Progress Action Fund

Yasmine Taeb
Virginia DNC Committeewoman
(Former Candidate, DNC Vice Chair of Voter Engagement)

The Woman's National Democratic Club's Grassroots Committee, Network For Progress, Jobs-First.org and Rise District / Rise Stronger would like to cordially invite you to attend our first “National Messaging & Policy Task Force - Summit.” Our mission is to connect grassroots activists with Democratic Party officials in order to coalesce around a unified message for the 2018 Midterm elections and beyond.

This Summit will feature an overview of the Task Force, the results from our Survey (which will crowdsource messaging and policy ideas from grassroots groups nationwide), a panel discussion on the future of Democratic messaging, breakout sessions to recruit new members for the “Issue Teams,” messaging discussions with grassroots groups, as well as networking opportunities.


6:00-6:30 Check-In, Networking, And Cash Bar
6:30-6:35 Nuchhi Currier: Welcome
6:35-6:45 Ricardo Coleman: Overview of the Task Force, Issue Team Instructions, Survey Results
6:45-6:50 Ivan Edward: An Overview Of The Agenda And Intro Panel
6:50-7:10 Karen Finney: Good And Bad Of 2016 Messaging & Going Forward
7:10-7:20 Emily Sussman: "Resist.Rebuild.Reclaim","New Progressive Agenda For The 21st Century"
7:20-7:30 Yasmine Taeb: How DNC And Grassroots Activists Can Work Together Inc. The DNC Resolution Process
7:30-7:45 Panel Discussion And Q&A
7:45-8:35 Issue Team Discussions
8:35-8:45 Report-Out From Issue Teams Leaders

Please complete our Survey so your ideas for a National Message can be heard!
As a reference for where the Democratic Party is at currently here is the current Democratic National Committee Platform that was approved at the 2016 DNC Convention and the recently-announced "Better Deal" Agenda introduced by Congressional Democrats for the 2018 Mid-Terms.

Contact Ricardo Coleman and Aileen “Alex” Alex for questions, comments, and volunteer opportunities below!

  • When: Tue Jan. 23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20036

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